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Internships & Career Opportunities


Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra career related experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2507 or visit their website to learn more.

Opportunities in the Field

Physics graduates build careers in teaching, performing research for private companies, foundations and universities or enter fields in computers, industry, engineering, communications or science writing. SUNY Potsdam?s recent physics graduates have found jobs in companies such as IBM, Lockheed, Rockwell International, Leeds & Northrup, Pattern Analysis and Recognition, Raytheon, Central Dynamics and Eastman Kodak; their positions include computer programmer, engineer, sales engineer, engineer on the space program, systems analyst and optical technician. Other students have continued their studies on the graduate level.

Career Resources

Statistical data on trends in physics, American Institute of Physics

Career Service in Physics, Physics Today

Summer Research Opportunities, The Nucleus